My fingers on her face, in her hair, scraping on that rough patch of skin pulled over her knee. We lay in the grass, a tangle of legs. The way she spoke, slow, quiet. I whirled through classes. Fluctuated. I breathed brightness. I spoke laughter. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Lavender Brown is alive.
Summary: I try to open the door, to see if anything exists out of this tiny cubicle-world, but my hand passes through the wood. The skin is grey and dusty and I can see through it. I can see through my hand. I must be dreaming.
Moaning Myrtle comes to terms with her death.
Summary: Written as a companion piece to my James and Lily story, The Stag and the Doe. It tells of the tragedy of Mary MacDonald, good friend to the Potters and lover of Sirius Black. While not defined as any of this in the stories, I've drawn enough conclusions to put together her story.
And it is Through the Deepest of Tragedies that True Love is Borne.
Summary: It’s time for Lucius Malfoy to get a reminder about the important things in life. And what better time for a life lesson than Christmas Eve? This is a parody of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
Summary: Two young lovers find themselves alone during the holidays...
Summary: Merope looks to the clouds and sees how they torment her. Written for the Inspiration Station, courtesy of Carole.
Summary: My take on the first of those 'nineteen years' between the 36th chapter of DH and the epilogue.
Warnings: contains an unusually-shaped ring, a nosy neighbour, a rude shop assistant, shaving mishaps, thoughtful gestures, threatening goblins, and, unexplained appearances of Romantic!Ron and Romantic!Harry. You have been warned.
Rating is for *mild* innuendo and *mostly* innocent interactions but I wouldn't let my 9 year old read it.
Summary: An empty photograph slowly comes to life, a reminder of picking up the pieces and starting over.
Written for the Birthday Challenge in the PA.
Summary: This is an AU take on Harry’s fifth year at Hogwarts, during the summer holidays Harry is having difficulty getting over Cedric dying just before the summer. He is back at the Dursley’s, but this time events will be altered as he stumbles upon a mysterious primeval Book Of Shadows. Without thinking of the consequences, Harry reads an incantation from it aloud, soon after he reads it everything changes. For better or for worse no one knows, but he has awakened a different sort of magic no one alive in the Wizarding world has ever seen before.
This story is now complete. I have had to go onto a different site as this story is a crossover.
Summary: Firenze ponders his loyalty to the herd against his knowledge of what is right.
Disclaimer: I am not JK Rowling. I suspect her poetry, like her prose, is far better than mine.
Thank you, Minna for the crit in Poetry, Anyone? and Julia for setting the challenge.
Summary: Lily has a theory. James thinks she’s mad. Remus and Sirius don’t know what their friends are discussing, but they would be very amused if they did. How long will it take for Lily to win the argument this time?
I am very grateful to Pooja/Ginny Weasley Potter for looking over this for me.
This story is dedicated to the inestimably fabulous Soraya/xxbabewithbrainsxx, as a rather late birthday present. Happy birthday, my lovely, and I hope you enjoy this. It’s officially the first time I’ve written an SSP!
Summary: He knew what he liked. He knew what he hated. But he never knew what he feared until a very fateful day.
Two encounters with Boggarts lead Anurag Krishnan to discover himself more than ever before.
I’m Ginny Weasley Potter from Hufflepuff house and this is my submission to the October Mini Challenge at the Great Hall.
Anurag is my OC from ‘Where Are You?’ and though all my previous companion fics about him take place before the timeline for WAY, this one spoils it. For all the readers who are reading/ planning to read that fic, I’d advise to finish reading that first, right till chapter 25, as this spoils the last chapter too.
Summary: The fears of one's youth are often quite different than the fears of adulthood. For some, it remains the same, simply shifting form as one's fear moves from without to within.
For Sirius Black, light will always conquer any fear of the dark.
This is Gmariam of Ravenclaw writing for the Great Hall Boggart Challenge.
Summary: Her heavy despondent face stared morosely at the thick dust on the wooden floors. Just dust. Dust covering up the wear and tear of poverty. Dust proving the abandonment and desolation of happiness and love. Dust, dust, dust.
She herself was a mess. True, she was slightly more clean than her father or brother, but still, dirt stuck to her pale skin. Dirt covering up the wear and tear of poverty. Dirt proving the abandonment and desolation of happiness and love. Dirt, dirt, dirt.
Second entry written for the Boggart Challenge in the Great Hall.
Summary: Seventh year is over; Voldemort defeated. But the saviour of the Wizarding World is far from the happily ever after he was promised. A set of eight short ficlets, R/Hr and H/G. Mini-sequel to All for All, an AU seventh year fic, so it's DH-disregarded. You do not need to have read All for All to understand this fic.
Summary: This is a companion piece to my story, His Last Descendent, though you don't have to read it in order to appreciate this poem.
~Tom Riddle Sr. has an unexpected visitor and an even more unexpected surprise in his life.
Summary: Once Upon a Time ...
Nora has heard tales of beasts and warlocks hidden in the woods by her village. This is rubbish. She has never seen either of them, even in her secret visits into the forest. One night, however, Nora stumbles into a world not quite her own. Where those tales are real.
This is iMusic17 from the house of future Dark Lords (no, not Hufflepuff) writing for the last round of Madame Alex's Triathalon.
Summary: As Albus' parents wave him off from Platform nine and three-quarters they are happy in the knowledge that their son's time at Hogwarts will be a far less trying one than their own. However, in due course, Albus will discover that there are those who would wish differently. As Albus and his friends Rose, Frank, Effie, Theron, Xander and the mysterious Tristan make their way through the year they slowly discover who is friend and who is foe and most importantly, that not everyone is as they seem...
Summary: For Dean Thomas, success in art is simply serendipity. Beginner's luck and raw talent have brought him from doodles in Professor Binns' class to his first gallery opening. With the promises of critical acclaim and financial success shining brightly upon his professional horizon, Dean must face the only person who understands completely what this moment means to him.
Summary: Susan Bones will do anything, even travel halfway across the world, to destroy the curse which holds her mother in its evil grip. Each moment during her stay in Kumasi, Ghana brings new challenges, from the lack of running water to an extremely flirtatious Ghanaian boy who may or may not have secrets of his own...